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The free agent agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal in Philadelphia, where he will again be teammates with safety Anthony Harris
Vigil was 10 years old when his mother determined that a career in football was a safer option for her rodeo-loving sons.
A Dallas TV reported that the woman said Jeff Gladney struck her "with closed fists, causing pain in the side of her ribs, in the stomach and the back, and hitting her with an open hand across the head."
The Vikings have signed six free agents, all defenders, and head coach Mike Zimmer is ready to make some schematic changes for the 2021 season.
In his first news conference since January, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer also expressed support for the offensive line and new offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak
The new Vikings receivers coach still vividly remembered the team's final days in Cleveland before it left to become the Baltimore Ravens.
On the NFL: A no-quit mentality kept driving Keenan McCardell as a player, and now as a coach.
On the NFL: They're aggressive in Detroit, quiet in Green Bay, maybe a little lost in Chicago.
Three team executives were also fined for a violation related to practice squad player's contract in 2019.
General Manager Rick Spielman said the run-stuffing defensive tackle was the team's No. 1 target.
On the NFL: Bill Belichick and New England added two high-priced tight ends, a departure from the team's usual way.
The market for NFL players opens this week.
This week's official start of free agency is expected to bring an unprecedented shuffling of starting quarterbacks via free agency, trades and the draft.
Rick Spielman reaffirmed Cousins' status on the team and gave updates on Danielle Hunter and Michael Pierce in a wide-ranging news conference.
On the NFL: After a slow start, the 43-year-old quarterback found his rhythm in a balanced game plan to earn a seventh Super Bowl ring.
Tom Brady, the greatest of all-time, beat the Patrick Mahomes, the greatest of this time, with a ton of help from one of the grandest team defensive performances in Super Bowl history.
Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are in control but not controlling. Patient, yet aggressive. Teachers, not screamers. Leaders who are comfortable in their own wrinkled skin.
Pass-rushing standout Jared Allen was eliminated in January's first round of cuts. Five modern-era players made it, including Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson.
Will Kansas City win back-to-back titles? Or will Tom Brady win his seventh championship at 43? And what impact could be made by the former Gophers in the game?
The quarterback and his Patriots coach complemented each other well. But Tom Brady and Tampa's defense are in this together too.
Somewhere in Minneapolis, Gophers coach P.J. Fleck had to be thinking of splicing together all the "crazies" for a Ski-U-Mah recruiting infomercial.
From Tom Brady to Tom Moore, there are several players and coaches in Super Bowl LV with Minnesota ties.
The Chiefs' Eric Bieniemy, despite all his success success, inexplicably remains a candidate for an NFL head coaching job rather than locking up a position.
Five years ago, offensive tackle Mike Remmers had a Super Bowl to forget protecting Cam Newton. Now he is starting on Kansas City's banged-up line in front of Patrick Mahomes.
Owatonna native Tom Moore, who coached for the Gophers and Vikings, is seeking a fourth championship ring in his sixth decade of coaching.
Tom Brady keeps the torch lit for the classic pocket passer, a dying breed in a sport whose evolution has changed the position from the grassroots up through the college game and on to the NFL.
On the NFL: It is unlikely quarterback Aaron Rodgers is going anywhere, but his sense of urgency was clear after Green Bay's loss in the NFC Championship Game.
Billy Turner will start at left tackle for the top-seeded Packers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against Tom Brady and the No. 5 seed Buccaneers.
A trip to Super Bowl LV in Tampa is on the line Sunday for the Chiefs, Bills, Packers and Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers are 10-0 this season when winning the turnover battle. Then again, so are the Packers
Top-seeded Green Bay, with the NFL's highest-scoring offense, faces the Rams' No. 1 defense in a divisional playoff game Saturday.
The general manager doesn't expect major front office changes after his assistant was hired by the Broncos.
The young quarterback stars of the AFC and the old guard in the NFC are on display in this weekend's playoff games.
The Rams have something the seven other playoff teams don't: The NFL's No. 1 scoring defense, which could come in handy when facing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers
Eleven who coached or played in Minnesota helped end Cleveland's postseason drought.
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson is 0-2 in the postseason and on Sunday faces Tennessee, which upset the top-seeded Ravens last year.
With an extra playoff team in each conference, wild-card weekend now features six games.
Jared Allen, the former Vikings defensive end standout, joins Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson among the list of 15 finalists.
On the NFL: Every year since 1990, at least four teams have made the playoffs that didn't the year before. And the Vikings are a model for postseason inconsistency.
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is 51-51-2 in his career, and his top statistics came in games he didn't win.
The Vikings' defense finished third-worst in team history in points allowed and last in sacks.
On the NFL: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has compiled the stats this season to collect his third MVP award.
When the 2020 moments add up, the sum is unfulfilling for the Vikings. They are 6-9 heading Sunday's finale against the Lions, assured of their first losing record since 2014 and a third-place finish in the NFC North.
Adrian Peterson has scored 123 touchdowns while reaching the end zone against every NFL team except the 49ers, Ravens, Jets, Colts and his old team, the Vikings.
After sitting out practice Wednesday and Thursday, Dan Bailey was limited Friday and is hopeful he'll be able to kick Sunday.
The NFC East champion will be determined in the last game of the day, and six other playoff spots are up for grabs Sunday.
The rookie receiver wanted 1,000 yards, six touchdowns and 60 catches this season. He's blown past those and is eyeing more team records.
The left tackle had played every offensive snap this season, but could still be available for Sunday's game in Detroit.
The Jaguars won the Tank For Trevor competition as the top 13 (or is it bottom 13?) take shape.
Once upon a time, throwing for 40 touchdowns in a season was unheard of; now the Green Bay star has two more games to add to his total.
The Vikings should make sure their injury-prone star running back is ready for 2021 by not playing him in a meaningless finale.
With a career-high 1,918 yards from scrimmage, Dalvin Cook's NFL-leading total will finish second in Vikings history behind only Adrian Peterson's 2,314 in 2012.
The Vikings' Christmas Day debacle is another example of how utterly decimated a roster can look by late December.
When asked to name the league's best receiver, Justin Jefferson's smile comes alive as he leans forward and proclaims, "Me! Me! I got to go with me!"
A look at some of the candidates for the award with two weeks left in the NFL regular season.
The AFC North has a league-high 33 wins. Will the division add four more this weekend?
The Vikings can use help on the defensive line, but GM Rick Spielman can't take his eye off the most important hole to fill.
What is going on in Pittsburgh? Plus, where are the Vikings after their loss to the Bears?
Kirk Cousins holding the ball too long and pair of fourth-and-1 plays haunted the Vikings in the loss.
Our NFL Insider predicts an NFC East team will reach .500 — and the Vikings will come out ahead in what is essentially a playoff game.
In a short, terse video conference on Wednesday morning, the Vikings coach didn't offer much insight into kicker Dan Bailey's status.
Chicago has rebounded — and has a reliable kicker —as the two teams meet in Sunday's "must-win" game between teams with 6-7 records.
Tom Brady's first Super Bowl victory made a lasting memory for a seventh grader in Michigan.
Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have had three or more consecutive games with at least 300 yards passing and three touchdown passes in a single season.
The 43-year-old quarterback hopes the Buccaneers' bye week helps his team and him as they prepare to play host to the Vikings.
Tampa Bay rookie Tyler Johnson, of Minneapolis North and the Gophers, has 10 catches for 118 yards and has been shut out the past three games. But among his catches are two of Tom Brady's NFL-record 569 touchdown passes.
Our NFL insider is flipping a lot of coins this week to choose winners
The offense already set a high for turnovers for a Zimmer team, and the defense has only 17 takeaways so far.
Thanks to Washington, the words "2020" and "Perfect Season" never need to be spoken in the same breath again.
Vikings rookie Cameron Dantzler, aka "The Needle," made an interception, forced a fumble and recovered one in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Five takeaways from Sunday's game at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The expanded 14-team NFL postseason gives teams with a losing record hope of playing into January.
Who will emerge from the "showdown" between the Lions and Bears? And which 5-6 team is the best? (Hint: it's not the Vikings.)
The longtime NFL offensive coordinator is running the show in Detroit following Matt Patricia's firing.
Sidelined by a positive COVID test, Adam Thielen's self-described "weird" week included watching from his living room as the Vikings beat Carolina on a 75-yard touchdown drive in the final two minutes.